1. MWO G. CHIASSON WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 11 JANUARY 2019 AFTER 28 YEARS OF COMBINED LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CAF.

2. MWO CHIASSON JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 26 JUNE 1991 IN HALIFAX AS A MEMBER OF 723 COMM RES SQN. JOINING AS A SUPPLY TECHNICIAN HE COMPLETED MANY CLASS B CALL OUTS IN KINGSTON BETWEEN THE YEARS OF 92-94 WHILE ATTENDING UNIVERSITY. SEEING A LONG TERM CONTRACT WITH THE HASTINGS AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND REGIMENT IN BELLVILLE AVAILABLE, HE RELOCATED AND SERVED AS THEIR CLOTHING STORES SUPPLY TECHNICIAN FROM 94-99.

3. FINALLY SEEING THE LIGHT IN THE WINTER OF 1999 MWO CHIASSON COMPONENT TRANSFERRED FROM THE RESERVES TO THE REGULAR FORCE AS A LAND COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATIONS TECHNICIAN (LCIS). COMPLETING HIS POET AS TOP STUDENT AND SUBSEQUENTLY HIS LCIS APPRENTICE QL 3’S TRAINING AT CFSCE IN CFB KINGSTON FROM JANUARY 1999 TO JUN 2000.

4. IN JULY 2000, CPL CHIASSON WAS POSTED TO CFB PETAWAWA, AS A TECHNICIAN WITH 2 RCAF IN SUPPORT OF E BATTERY. DURING HIS POSTING TO THE GUNS HE DEPLOYED TO FORMER YOGUSLAVIA, BOSNIA AS A RADIO TECH DET MEMBER AS PART OF NATO OP PALLADIUM ROTO 8, FROM MAR-JUL 2001. AS WELL AS PART OF OP ATHENA ROTO 0 IN KABUL AFGANISTAN FROM JUL 2003 TO FEB-2004.

5. IN JULY 2004, HE WAS PROMOTED TO MCPL AND POSTED TO 2 CER, ALSO IN CFB PETAWAWA, AS THE IC LCIS DET. AS THE IC LCIS OF A DET OF 3 PERS, HE PROVIDED DIRECT FIELD SUPPORT TO ALL ARMOURED TRACK AND WHEELED VEHICLE’S COMM SUITES DEPLOYED AND WITHIN GARRISON, A SOMETIMES OVERWELMING TASK. IN 2006 MPCL CHIASSON DEPLOYED AS PART OF THE NATIONAL SUPPORT ELEMENT IN SUPPORT OF TF AFGHANISTAN KANDAHAR ROTO 2 AUG 2006 TO FEB 2007, EMPLOYED AS THE NCO IC. AS AN AMOURED VEHICLE CREW COMMANDER QUALIFIED TECH HE WOULD DEPLOY MULTIPLE TIMES OUTSIDE THE WIRE, INCLUDING OP MEDUSA, AS PART OF AN ANCILLARY BISON THAT PROVIDED DIRECT TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO FORWARD FIGHTING TROOPS AND VEHICLES.

6. IN 2008, NEWLY PROMOTED SGT CHIASSON WOULD BE OFFERED A POSTING TO CFS LEITRIM AS A PART OF THE TECHNICAL SECURITY INSPECTION TEAM OTHERWSIE KNOWN AS TSIT, POSSIBLY THE BEST POSTING IN THE ARMED FORCES. DURING HIS FOUR YEARS AT TSIT SGT CHIASSON WOULD TRAVEL THE WORLD PROVIDING TECHINICAL SECURITY TO THE CAF’S MOST SECURE AND SOME NOT SO SECURE SITES.

7. JULY 2012 WOULD TAKE SGT CHIASSON BACK TO HIS HOME PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA TO CFB HALIFAX AS THE RX SITE SUPERVISOR FOR N6. THIS IS WHERE HE MET HIS BEST FRIEND, A LADY BY THE NAME OF SUSAN CARRIGAN WHO STILL PUTS UP WITH HIM TODAY. PROMOTED TO WO IN 2014, WO CHIASSON WAS POSTED TO TEME CFB HALIFAX AS THE IC LCIS RADIO REPAIR SHOP. IN 2017 HE WAS PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK OF MWO AND POSTED TO BASE INFORMATIONS SERVICES (BIS) HALIFAX AS THE EMSEC SUPERINTENDENT. JULY 2018 UNEXPECTEDLY, HE WAS INFORMED THAT HE WAS POSTED TO OTTAWA WHERE HE CURRENTLY RESIDES AT DGLEPM.

8. MWO CHIASSON PLANS ON SETTLING IN THE KANATA REGION WITH HIS LOVELY WIFE SUSAN. HE HAS ACCEPTED A POSTION WITH GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA AS ONE OF THE TECHNICAL SECURITY OFFICERS, COMMENCING IN THE NEW YEAR.

9. A DWD PRIVATE CEREMONY WILL BE HELD 6 DECEMBER 2018 AT THE MILL STREET BREW PUB, LOCATED AT 555 WELLINGTON STREET, OTTAWA, STARTING AT 11:30. SEND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECTODTES, OR WISHES AS WELL AS RSVP TO MWO RACHELLE GARCIA, RACHELLE.GARCIA@FORCES.GC.CA AND BY 22 NOVEMBER 2018.

10. WE WISH MWO CHIASSON THE BEST OF LUCK FOR HIS NEXT CAREER.